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Behind the doors of great art dealers’ homes

For Art’s Sake: Inside the Homes of Art Dealers invites you to exclusively visit the private homes of contemporary art dealers and reveals the intimate world of the great names that make up the art market today.

Passionate art lovers, talent scouts and, above all, discerning dealers, these art market experts buy and resell works of art to renowned collectors and institutions. But what do the intimate worlds of these elite dealers, who are at the heart of contemporary creation, look like? Find out in For Art’s Sake: Inside the Homes of Art Dealers, a beautiful book that gives access to the private homes of 24 major art dealers, photographed by Jean-François Jaussaud, accompanied by the words of Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian, a Venezuelan collector.

From New York to London, passing by Brussels, São Paulo and Los Angeles, this captivating book takes us to the homes of Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy, Almine Rech-Picasso, Barbara Gladstone, Kamel Mennour, Axel and May Vervoordt, among others. Each private residence has its own style, its own touch – some grandiose and some sober – each one truly unique. As a collector of modern and contemporary art, Tiqui Atencio Demirdjian is familiar with these remarkable residences where she has been invited several times. It was her desire to learn more about the artistic choices of art dealers and how they live with masterpieces in their private lives that inspired her to write the book: “I wanted to understand what it meant to spend one’s entire life surrounded by the best contemporary art, both at work and at home. And I wanted to know more about where their pleasures of collecting came from (…) I have seen for myself the myriad ways that they choose to live with art (…) Some of the dealers in the book see their houses as extensions of their professional worlds, while others view their homes as refuges from working life.”